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conceive

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conceive

  1. 1 to form a mental picture of <it takes an idealist to conceive a world without war, and an activist to make it happen> Synonyms conceit [chiefly dialect], imagine, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualizeRelated Words daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure

  2. 2 to have a clear idea of <I cannot conceive the reason for such pointless vandalism> Synonyms appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, comprehend, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understandRelated Words absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms miss

  3. 3 to have as an opinion <I just can't conceive that he would have lied> Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], believe, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkRelated Words regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject




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